The all-new, Japanese-made 2017 Suzuki Ignis has landed in Australia, bringing funky styling, a can-do SUV attitude toward urban motoring, and a fashionable array of customisation options to the compact car segment.
Suzuki Australia is offering the new Ignis in two variant levels; the GL and GLX. Both come with a 7.0-inch touch-screen interface packaged with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with sat-nav and a rear-view camera as standard.
Under the bonnet is a 1.2-litre “Dualjet” three-cylinder engine producing 66kW and 120Nm. Matched to the engine is a five-speed manual transmission or CVT auto in the case of the GLX, both using front-wheel drive only. The tiny engine offers a fuel economy average of just 4.7L/100km, or 4.9L/100km for the auto.
These stats might not seem invigorating but keep in mind the little Ignis is very light in weight, tipping the scales at just 820kg for the manual and 865kg for the auto. Acceleration figures haven’t been mentioned but we’re sure it’s a bag of fun to drive.
Going for the GLX gets you a four-seat cabin capacity while the GL is a five-seater. The GLX also uses 16-inch alloy wheels over the GL’s 15-inch steel items, while onlookers might notice the LED headlights in the GLX and LED daytime running lights.
Inside, the GLX adds push-button start, a six-speaker stereo over the GL’s four speakers, and there’s climate control. In the back is a 264-litre boot or 271L for the GL, expandable to 516L for the GLX and 505L for the GL. The difference in capacity is thanks to a clever sliding rear seat in the GLX.
The quirky little crossover is on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-roads):
2017 Suzuki Ignis GL manual – $15,990
2017 Suzuki Ignis GL auto CVT – $16,990
2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto CVT – $18,990